Pentagon Plastics Group brings laser welding technology in house


The Pentagon Plastics Group, an injection molding specialist based in Horsham, UK, recently announced an investment in a £130,000 state-of-the-art laser welder. The group, comprising Pentagon Plastics Ltd. and Phoenix Engineering Ltd., installed the new addition to its extensive set of plant machinery in the Phoenix Engineering factory. The TLM Laser purchase included the ALT 500 Laser Welder, a tiltable turntable, magnetic clamping, and integrated extraction and laser wire feed system.  The bulk of the purchase was self-funded by the team at Phoenix Engineering and will enable internal and sub-contract work. Laser welding had been a major subcontracting expense across the group. The new machine will allow it to reduce lead times for tooling work and offer an improved workflow for new and existing clients.